[Taxacom] Meaning of caputesocis

Geoff Read gread at actrix.gen.nz
Thu Jul 8 23:04:56 CDT 2021

It all makes sense now. 'Esocis' is a genitive coming from Esox, Latin for
the pike fish. Esox lucius is the northern pike.

esox esocis, m

Thanks David.

Geoff Read

On Fri, July 9, 2021 3:14 pm, Geoff Read via Taxacom wrote:
> Hi,
> Help please with looking for the meaning of 'esocis' as in caputesocis
> It's been used in species names, & rarely in Latin text but I haven't
> found the Latin derivation.
> De capitis ossei Esocis lucii structura singulari
> Nanque nec esocis teneri pectuscula spernam
> Proteocephalus esocis, Ichthyotaenia esocis, Ergasilus esocis,
> Heterocirrus caputesocis
> The last is a name of Saint-Joseph, 1894, and he used 'caput esocis' as 2
> words.
> Thanks,
> Geoff
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